Taylor Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

The pop star on Thursday released a new tune called ‘‘You Need to Calm Down,’’ where she addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.



Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood to open June 28

Designed by William Rawn Associates Architects, the Linde Center is a massive, four-building component of the $64 million “Tanglewood Forever” initiative.

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Dave Chappelle’s coming to Broadway, so bag your phone

Producers issued a warning: All phones will be put in a locked pouch during the show and anyone smuggling one in will be ejected.

Kaliegh Garris, Miss Connecticut TEEN USA 2019, is crowned the new Miss Teen USA at the conclusion of the special programming event from Grand Sierra Resort and CasinoÕs (GSR) Grand Theatre on Sunday, April 28. The new winner will become a spokesperson for various causes alongside (The Miss Universe Organization)


Miss Teen USA is more than her hair, but those natural curls help teach girls to love themselves

“You can’t be what you can’t see,” said Kaliegh Garris, of Connecticut, who was recently crowned Miss Teen USA 2019.

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The VIP LOUNGE | Seth Rudetsky

The VIP Lounge with Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky

Rudetsky will perform with Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on July 8.

Stage Review

At the Opera House, ‘Miss Saigon’ shows its age

Despite generally fine performances by the large cast, there’s a hollowness at the center of the 1991 musical.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.


You’re doing fine, ‘Oklahoma!’

A first-rate North Shore Music Theatre production reveals the classic musical’s inherent strengths, and some of its darkness, too.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston June 17-23

Outdoor movies return to the Greenway, all things Morocco come to Revere, Cirque du Soleil tumbles into town, and more.

Winter arts guide 2019

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Upcoming concerts, shows, performances in theater, music, dance, art, and television.

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For Faye Dunaway, a return to Boston — and her roots on the stage

The celebrated actress will portray Katharine Hepburn in a pre-Broadway engagement of “Tea at Five’’ at the Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent M (Tessa Thompson) in Columbia Pictures' MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL.

Things to Do

The Weekender: ‘Men in Black,’ ‘City on a Hill,’ and dad jokes galore

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

Nadine Malouf plays the title role in “Yerma.”

Stage review

A tragic collision of expectations in the Huntington’s ‘Yerma’

Melinda Lopez has adapted the 1934 play by Federico García Lorca about a woman whose desperation to have a child leads to misery.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Corteo’ looks to the heavens

Its plot may sound like the stuff of nightmares but the show is actually a sincere celebration of existence. 

Comic Will Martin wants to make you laugh at death, after you’ve squirmed a bit

In his one-man show “Total Loss,” he tells the stories of his brother and a close friend, who died months apart.

Acton native Emily Bautista with Anthony Festa in “Miss Saigon.”

Stages | Terry Byrne

A New Englander immerses herself in the world of ‘Miss Saigon’

Emily Bautista, who plays Kim in the touring production now at the Opera House, is an Acton native who grew up in Connecticut.

J’Royce Jata (center) performing with Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, Yewande Odetoyinbo, and Shawn Verrier.

Stage REview

In ‘The View UpStairs,’ a prelude to tragedy at a ’70s gay bar

Max Vernon’s musical is an uneven effort that doesn’t fully give us a sense of who, and what, was lost in the 1973 inferno at a gay bar that killed 32 people.

Boston- 04/26/18- Actress Elsie Fisher and director Bo Burnham at the Liberty Hotel. He directed the movie Eighth Grade that she stars in. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(arts)


Bo Burnham will compose songs for the ‘Sesame Street’ movie

The movie plot center around a “plucky history show host” and her efforts to help Big Bird and his friends return to Sesame Street.

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‘Hadestown’ named best musical, wins 7 other Tonys

Other winners in the acting categories Sunday night included Andre De Shields for “Hadestown’’ and Celia Keenan-Bolger in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”


Greater Boston author readings June 9-15

A weekly calendar of literary events.

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

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Dancing on iTunes’ grave

The app turned the simple joys of blithely browsing through and adding to one’s music collection into something more like a sequence of tiny tortures. 

Bryan Cranston in “Network.”

Who’ll win at the Tonys, and who should

Expect tight races between “Hadestown” and “The Prom” for best musical, and “The Ferryman” and “What the Constitution Means To Me” for best play.

Frederick Weller and Company in To Kill A Mockingbird. (Julieta Cervantes) 09tonycritic

Many of Broadway’s most celebrated shows speak to our times

Whether dead-serious or comic, many of 2019’s Tony nominees are grounded in some semblance of social reality.

Globe Magazine

Can a year-round arts scene and a giant model train museum save Western Mass.?

The creative culture’s roots run deep in the Berkshires, where manufacturing once ruled. It may be the ticket forward for the region’s economy.

Experiences in Mansfield, Amherst, and Williamstown led David Korins to success on Broadway.

Mansfield’s David Korins has designs on a Tony

“Beetlejuice” is the third nomination for the scenic designer, who also received a nod for “Hamilton.”

Janaka Stucky in the Black Ocean studio.

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Performing hallucinatory poetry; Nantucket book fest highlights

News from the New England literary scene.

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Tony winner Alice Ripley to star in ‘Sunset Boulevard’ at North Shore Music Theatre

Ripley will make a return to “Sunset Boulevard” 25 years after appearing in the show’s original Broadway cast.

Newport, RI - 8/5/2018 - George Clinton, right, performs with Parliament Funkadelic during day three of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival at Fort Adams State Park. (Ben Stas for The Boston Globe)

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

From left: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones perform in

‘Hamilton’ tickets to go on sale in Providence June 8

Missed your shot at the Boston production? Looks like you’ll have another chance to be in the room where it happens, and soon.

This week, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl returns to Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston June 3-9

Indulge in ice cream to benefit a good cause, take in some music at the Boston Public Library, experience all things Greek at a Woburn festival, and more.

Center: Omar Robinson and Lydia Barnett-Mulligan at a “Pride and Prejudice” rehearsal.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ gets the Kate Hamill treatment

She brings a feminist perspective and contemporary attitude that leans hard on humor to her adaptation of the 19th-century classic.

A light, fizzy summer cocktail with a strikingly complex finish

Elizabeth Gilbert’s new novel is “City of Girls.’’

2019 Weekend Fun Guide

The 34 best ways to enjoy every weekend this summer in New England

Here’s your can’t-miss list of the entertaining events and outings in every corner of the region.

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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Here are ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend.

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Stages | Terry Byrne

In revisiting a tragedy, ‘The View UpStairs’ opens a window to ’70s gay culture

In his musical at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Max Vernon devises a way for different generations of gay men to speak to each other.

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Jessie Mueller, Kelli O’Hara, Cheyenne Jackson to appear with Seth Rudetsky at the Colonial

The shows will feature a blend of stories and songs by the Broadway performers.

Jenny Slate attends the 23rd annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, May 13, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)

Jenny Slate keeps hometown crowd laughing at Boston Calling

“How’s everybody doing in my hometown of Boston?” Slate said to cheers at the festival on Saturday.

2019 Boston Calling Festival lineup artist photo of Michael Che.

Michael Che on his Boston Calling set: ‘This was bad’

The comedian didn’t think much of his Sunday festival performance.

Carl Hsu, Micheline Wu and cast in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston's production of Pacific Overture. Photo by Mark S. Howard

The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world

This week’s picks from Globe critics.

In ‘The Waverly Gallery,’ Kenneth Lonergan delves into his own family’s heartbreak

Now getting a production at Shakespeare & Company, his play is based on his grandmother’s decline into dementia.

The cast of “We Live in Cairo,” a musical getting its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater.

Stage Review

In ART’s ‘We Live in Cairo,’ the strains of a revolution

A world premiere musical about the Egyptian revolution of 2011 falters after a promising start.

From left: Derek Klena, Kathryn Gallagher, Sean Allan Krill, Elizabeth Stanley, Celia Rose Gooding, and Lauren Patten.

‘Jagged Little Pill’ announces original Broadway cast

Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s hit album of the same name, “Jagged Little Pill” is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.

A scene from

November premiere of ‘Magic Mike The Musical’ at the Colonial is canceled

Its producers did not elaborate on whether they plan to go forward with the show in the future.

Boston Calling 2019 festival acts, illustration for WEB use

Things to Do

The Weekender: Boston Calling, ‘Aladdin’ flying, and waters rising

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

An exterior view of The Channel nightclub in Boston on Jan. 31, 1990.

New podcast looks back at The Channel nightclub

A new podcast chronicles the rise — and demise — of The Channel, one of the most infamous nightclubs in Boston.



‘Tom vs. Time’ is now an Emmy Award-winning show

Would you expect anything less from the GOAT?

Oscar winner Faye Dunaway was the guest of honor at the 37th Elliot Norton Awards.

Faye Dunaway appears at Norton Awards as 15 theaters share the honors

“Hamilton,” “Man in the Ring,” and “Between Riverside and Crazy” collected multiple awards at the ceremony highlighted by an appearance from Faye Dunaway.

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Faye Dunaway, Melinda Lopez lead the cast of Elliot Norton honorees

“Hamilton,” “Man in the Ring,” “The Wolves,” “Once,” and “Between Riverside and Crazy” collected multiple awards.

05/16/2019 BOSTON, MA ArtsEmerson leaders David Dower (cq) (right) and David Howse (cq) at the Paramount Center in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Play about Malcolm X’s Boston years set for 2019-20 season at ArtsEmerson

For its 10th season, the presenting and producing organization will stage five new works to go along with five returning shows.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 18: Madonna, performs live on stage after the 64th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at Tel Aviv Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Madonna adds Madame X tour dates, including Boston shows

Madonna has added additional dates to her Madame X tour, including Boston performances on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2 at the Boch Center Wang Theatre.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

special section

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Ahead of the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the Globe Magazine explores the history of the project and Kennedy’s vision for it.

Harvard Art Museums

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An in-depth look at the new complex designed by architect Renzo Piano.